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Basel is generally known as the cultural capital of Switzerland – and for good reason. Visitors are surrounded by art at every turn, whether they’re strolling through the beautiful Old Town or visiting one of the city’s almost 40 museums. The sheer volume means that Basel is not a place that museum-lovers can tick off in just a couple of days. With their different subject areas, they have something to suit everyone and several are internationally acclaimed. The city also has with countless galleries, and a lively theatre and music scene.

Last but not least, several high-profile events are held annually that underscore the Basel’s reputation as a cultural hub.